The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at Duchess Theatre tickets
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at Duchess Theatre tickets

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About the show

Following a critically acclaimed 2012 run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Brecht’s masterpiece The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui transfers to London’s Duchess Theatre for a limited twelve-week run. A razor-sharp take on the rise of Hitler, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui stars Olivier Award-winning actor Henry Goodman in the title role.

Taking place in the Great Depression of 1930’s Chicago, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is the cuttingly witty take on Hitler’s rise, in an adaptation by George Tabori, revised by Alistair Beaton. In a time of unemployment, fear and corruption, an opportunity for a small-time boss and his henchmen to make it big comes to light. Accompanied by his mob of gangsters, Arturo Ui runs protection rackets for works, and soon his menacing shadow looms large over the whole city. Quickly, it becomes apparent that he cannot be stopped.

Henry Goodman reprises his role as Arturo Ui, following an acclaimed performance at Chichester. Goodman is well-known for his role as Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes, Prime Minister, as well as his extensive stage credits, which include Assassins, City of Angels, Guys and Dolls, Chicago, Art, The Producers, Follies, Tartuffe and Fiddler on the Roof. Further cast members include Keith Baxter, Michael Feast, William Gaunt, Joe McGann, Mark Carlisle, Alex Giannini, Amanda Gordon, Charlie Hamblett, Lucas Hare, Lizzy McInnerny, Hugh John, Richard Mark, Peter Moreton, Steve Simmonds, Colin Stinton, David Sturzaker and Benny Young.

Directed by Jonathan Church (Singin’ in the Rain), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui features original music and sound design by Mike Walker, with lighting design by Tim Mitchell. Originally penned in 1941 by Brecht just before he arrived in the USA, this thrilling play remains as relevant as ever, documenting the rise of an inexplicably corrupt figure. Opening at the West End’s Duchess Theatre, don’t miss out on this highly acclaimed production!

Recommended for

Not suitable for children, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is packed full of laughs and is recommended for those who enjoy comedies and dramas!

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 52 mins
Opened: 18 Sep 2013
Press night: 25 Sep 2013
Booking from: 14 Nov 2013
Booking until: 07 Dec 2013

Location and map

Duchess Theatre
Catherine Street
London, WC2B 5LA

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